Viera High student selected for prestigious medical leadership event



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Jonathan Castillo-Negron, a 10th grader at Viera High School, hopes to pursue a career in medicine.Jonathan Castillo-Negron, a 10th grader at Viera High School, has been named a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, which will be held June 25 to 27 in Lowell, Mass. 

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students, who want to become physicians or pursue a career in the medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country. 

Castillo-Negron was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. Castillo-Negron will represent Viera High School based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. 

Students from across the country will hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research; be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school; hear stories told by patients who are living medical miracles; be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies; and learn about cutting edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology. 

“This is a crucial time in America when we need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially,” said Richard Rossi, executive director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists. “Focused, bright and determined students like Jonathan Castillo-Negron are our future and he deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give him.” 

The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to become physicians or go into medical science. Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate; opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students; and advice for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, career guidance and much more. 

The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that prospective medical talent should be identified at the earliest possible age to help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to build a foundation for a medical career. 

For more information, go to FutureDocs.com or call 617-307-7425.